• Conservation Education • Historical Preservation • Minerals/Geology • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • Science • General Assistance
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Assist with the planning and implementation of Science Safaris and other educational events
Work with the Go Mt. Charleston staff to run field trips that come to the Visitor Gateway
Spend time on the weekends running the interpretive/craft tables
Update craft supply inventory on a monthly basis
Count and record the number of people who visit the interpretation and craft tables
Keep track of commonly asked visitor questions and update information sources for visitor information
Keep informed about current plant and animal life on the mountain
Help disgruntled visitors get back on track to have a great experience in the mountains
Good communication and interpersonal skills to provide information in a friendly, positive manner
A strong background in education or interpretation is a plus, but not required
An interest in working with kids of all ages
Demonstrate a positive attitude and willingness to work as part of a team
Willingness to learn about the Spring Mountains ecosystem, communication techniques, Forest Service policies, and safety issues
Fluency in both English and Spanish is a plus.
Minimum age: 18 years
Work Schedule: Education Hosts will work mostly on weekends, as those are the busiest days with the most events occurring. Average shifts will range between three to six hours. Volunteer positions for couples with both visitor service interests and maintenance interests are available. For local volunteers, the minimum commitment is two shifts per month, and we welcome volunteers to contribute hours beyond the minimum. For local volunteers, carpool options may be available.
Duration: Year-round position. Visitor Center Hosts are most needed from late May through mid-September.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Description: No housing is available.